GOP calls out Kathleen Kane over 2012 comments

Written by The Associated Press | Jul 16, 2013 3:06 PM

(Harrisburg) -- The state Republican Party is highlighting statements made by Democratic Attorney General Kathleen Kane during last year's campaign that it says conflicts with her refusal to defend a court challenge to a Pennsylvania law banning same-sex marriage.

In the March 2012 interview, Kane suggests it's a "dangerous proposition" for an attorney general to refuse to enforce a state law.

Her answer was in response to a Pennsylvania Cable Network interviewer's question. It was based on another Democratic candidate's assertion that he would not enforce any law that requires women seeking an abortion to undergo an ultrasound.

In her answer, she said an attorney general doesn't have the right to choose which laws he or she enforces, and that not enforcing a law is tantamount to "playing politics."

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